"Spectacular explosion during Delta 2 rocket launch", Cape Canaveral. January 17, 1997

  • Опубликовано: 6 июл 2015
  • FROM KSC VISITOR CENTER COMPLEX INFO. 07/02/15: "A Blast from Above": The failure and following explosion of a Delta II rocket shortly after launching on January 17, 1997 was quite an experience for the space workers in the blockhouse. What they saw once they were cleared to leave the structure was shocking.
    VIDEO: ruclip.com/video/z_aHEit-SqA/
    Delta II Explosion Plume Analysis Report fom NASA: ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20000094557.pdf
    WIKIPEDIA: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPS_IIR-1
  • Длительность: 4:39
  • Delta 2 rocket  thor delta rocket  rocket explosion  nasa  cape canaveral  cape kennedy  us space program  rocket failure  Delta II (Rocket)  Rocket (Product Category)  Delta (Rocket)  

Комментарии: 348

  • Names Dodolso
    Names Dodolso 11 дней назад

    yay fireworks

  • j V
    j V 29 дней назад

    Now THATS great fireworks:)

  • Hare Krishna in the Movies
    Hare Krishna in the Movies Месяц назад

    Why don't they have an escape rocket for the payload like they have for manned flights?

  • Demauscian
    Demauscian Месяц назад

    We've had an anomaly

  • hornetsnest001
    hornetsnest001 Месяц назад

    i think this event couldn't have been told more boringly.

  • John Galt
    John Galt Месяц назад

    On launch day, take a cab to work and leave the truck at home?

  • Johan Fouche
    Johan Fouche Месяц назад

    rofl....what an experience.

  • sherrie jordan
    sherrie jordan 2 месяца назад

    I worked the ABCL on this one. I was sickened.

  • the beauty of me is that i`m very rich
    the beauty of me is that i`m very rich 2 месяца назад +1

    shut up

  • Denita Arnold
    Denita Arnold 2 месяца назад

    "Hello, Acme Auto Insurance? Yeah my car was totaled by a rocket..." LoL

  • Showgingah
    Showgingah 3 месяца назад

    Insurance Company
    "The hell do you mean your car got hit by a rocket?"
    *looks at at news of the rocket explosion*
    *sees the justice barrage of debris falling*

  • Holy Prophet Elijah Tishbite
    Holy Prophet Elijah Tishbite 4 месяца назад

    Nu ajung la capat cu orele de somn in fiecare noapte, incepand cu august 2015 si pana-n prezent, din cauza unor persoane numite Fiara in Biblie la Apocalipsa careia i s-a dat sa faca razboi cu Sfintii. Nici rachetele dvs. nu ajung la capatul destinatiei.
    Kim Jong-Un = Holy Prophet Elijah. Conflict Coreea de Sud, USA si Japonia.

  • SmokeyTube
    SmokeyTube 4 месяца назад

    Ksp doesnt even do it that good.

  • The Rolling Gamer
    The Rolling Gamer 4 месяца назад +1

    I'm just sitting here like 'Ooh pretty!"

  • Yokisho yue
    Yokisho yue 4 месяца назад

    Expensive fireworks

  • JD Ciano
    JD Ciano 4 месяца назад


  • aAaa aAaa
    aAaa aAaa 4 месяца назад

    very expensive fireworks

  • John Russell
    John Russell 4 месяца назад

    Best man made firework in history of mankind and most expensive ..biggest would probably be TUNGUSKA RUSSIA ..wow now that would have been EPIC to see with welder goggles and 200 miles away?

  • Cookies
    Cookies 4 месяца назад

    best firework

  • Andrew Klein
    Andrew Klein 4 месяца назад +1

    It turned the truck into a sweet low rider, man.

  • HeavensDemon966
    HeavensDemon966 4 месяца назад

    Excellent story!

  • Patrick
    Patrick 5 месяцев назад

    mg watched this at half speed cuz of last video, #ifeelawful

  • dollarhugo37
    dollarhugo37 5 месяцев назад


  • Chuck Legg
    Chuck Legg 5 месяцев назад

    Great story, thanks for sharing with us.

  • MAIL
    MAIL 5 месяцев назад

    Et le son, l'on veux entendre l'explosion !!! ):

  • RetiredGuy Adventures
    RetiredGuy Adventures 5 месяцев назад

    I worked at Cape Canaveral when this happened and worked at the Delta Launch complex 17 between 1990 and 1993. Back then they would pull the workers back to the intersection of Lighthouse Road and Spin Test Road for the launches which is just slightly over a mile from the launch pads. It was maybe a couple of years before this disaster that they started pulling us back to the Industrial area for the launches. If the workers had still been pulled back to the original pull back area many would have died. I viewed the explosion from the Industrial area when it happened and later drove through the wreckage after the area had been opened.

  • Fuh Que
    Fuh Que 5 месяцев назад +1

    Well that sucks, no one died. Columbia and challenger were better and those explosions weren't even as big and spectacular.

    • Fuh Que
      Fuh Que 5 месяцев назад +2

      Eh what can I say. To me any explosion that results in 0 casualties isn't much of an explosion. Imagine if the pilot that dropped the Tsar Bomba said "fuck it" and just for shits and giggles dropped it on Moscow or NYC instead of an uninhabited island north of Siberia in the middle of nowhere. Now that would have been epic, not to mention everyone in history would remember his name as the guy that single-handedly killed the most people in all human history. Far better than being simply known as "the pilot that tested the world's biggest nuke in the middle of nowhere".

    • Murican' Mapper
      Murican' Mapper 5 месяцев назад

      Fuh Que Was about to hate

      But then I saw that name

  • aluisious
    aluisious 5 месяцев назад

    "Plastic bags." No one thinks of giving SCBAs to the guys in proximity to the huge amount of fuel that likes to explode periodically. People are stupid.

  • Joseph Bin Derek Helel Dismore Saqar
    Joseph Bin Derek Helel Dismore Saqar 5 месяцев назад +1

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  • KMurdock1974
    KMurdock1974 6 месяцев назад

    I don't understand, if it's over why does he have to say "at our customers request" we'll now conclude??

  • faffaflunkie
    faffaflunkie 6 месяцев назад

    Did insurance pay for the truck? Or did they just *shake their heads* and deny the claim.

  • mojokiss
    mojokiss 6 месяцев назад +3

    Sorry, we don't cover rockets, but we do cover zombies

  • pobinr
    pobinr 6 месяцев назад

    Buildings were too close

  • Irawan Salma
    Irawan Salma 6 месяцев назад

    gila. kembang api di bentuk menyerupai roket. salut am orang luar

  • Ivan B Comdeth
    Ivan B Comdeth 6 месяцев назад

    "Sorry, third party involvement.. Get NASA to pay for your truck" is what could of happened

  • Andy R
    Andy R 6 месяцев назад

    That shit blow up like the Death Star

  • airdriver
    airdriver 6 месяцев назад

    If I were this guys, I would have saved the truck. It would be a show piece for the story of a life time.

  • Cougar-Den
    Cougar-Den 6 месяцев назад

    And I thought I had a rough day at work!

  • ken cohagen
    ken cohagen 6 месяцев назад

    What a thing to live through. Mr. Mosdale will be telling his grandkids about this for sure!

  • Jimmy Green
    Jimmy Green 6 месяцев назад

    that was cool

  • Legend Cox
    Legend Cox 6 месяцев назад +1

    When years worth of work and millions of dollars turn into a giant fireworks show.Reminds me of 90% of my KSP launches

  • johnk1955
    johnk1955 6 месяцев назад

    Cool story! Glad no one was hurt. Thanks!

  • RNG Stalinium
    RNG Stalinium 6 месяцев назад +1

    It's called spaceship material density overcome by expanding pressure of ignited nitrogen fuel,and cause a chain reaction melt down and decomposes into pieces and accelerate into expandable space. Not explosion guys, US pride is saved !

  • Nicholas Zounis
    Nicholas Zounis 7 месяцев назад


  • Chris Gresham
    Chris Gresham 7 месяцев назад

    I grew up just down the road from KSC in the 60s and early 70s. There were many failures in the early days of launches. Saw several, but mostly higher. That is a BIG destruction close to the ground! Crazy and spectacular altogether. Thankfully no injuries.

  • ThunderPies YT
    ThunderPies YT 7 месяцев назад

    where can I buy these fireworks

  • Stevie Ray C
    Stevie Ray C 7 месяцев назад

    They also served who had to hunker down and hope for the best. Science ain't always easy.

  • McCartney Wyse
    McCartney Wyse 7 месяцев назад +3

    My dad was in that explosion!! He was in the blockhouse with the person in the video!

    • Tiger789 Tiger789
      Tiger789 Tiger789 5 месяцев назад

      At the time I was working for CSR and friends working in the ROCC said it was pretty wild there with all kinds of debris coming down. I can just imagine everyone ducking for cover. Glad your dad was ok.

  • Tobey Tobey
    Tobey Tobey 7 месяцев назад

    very nice the way you told it! 3 thumbs up!!!  :-)

  • Kevin Olesik
    Kevin Olesik 7 месяцев назад

    Hydrazine fireworks

  • thomasanderson rittberg
    thomasanderson rittberg 7 месяцев назад

    is espectacular see a explosión

  • greenseaships
    greenseaships 7 месяцев назад +1

    The car insurance company is like "Rocket exploded on your car?? Shyeah, right dude, we'll get right on that." Then after the 10th or 20th call they're like "Um... so what's this about a rocket explosion???"

  • Tracy Clough
    Tracy Clough 7 месяцев назад

    can your truck be bought on ebay?can your insurance company pay you to use this?etc?

  • Geographer 4 fun
    Geographer 4 fun 7 месяцев назад

    It should of been lunched on July 4 , 1997

  • Thunder Nugget
    Thunder Nugget 7 месяцев назад

    Please tell me that truck WASNT covered, because if it was, that's bullshit.

  • John Sikes
    John Sikes 7 месяцев назад

    C'mon.....Telling the insurance agent your truck got hit by a rocket and destroyed had to be almost worth the loss of the truck. What a story. ;-)

  • Charlie From Manchester United Kingdom
    Charlie From Manchester United Kingdom 7 месяцев назад

    Wateva,he dramatised half the story.

  • smasila
    smasila 7 месяцев назад

    Fake space with fake rockets. Look how slow these rockets that supposed to be going 17,000 mph.

  • Jason Harrison
    Jason Harrison 7 месяцев назад

    "boys, this is bad" and then gets under his console. lol

  • Aaron Cameron
    Aaron Cameron 7 месяцев назад

    Why were they so close to the launch?

  • Aiden James Tachibana Springfield
    Aiden James Tachibana Springfield 8 месяцев назад

    wait... rockets have onboard self destruct system?

  • Fritz Kaske
    Fritz Kaske 8 месяцев назад

    So ein Feuerball, chunge!

  • corisco tupi
    corisco tupi 8 месяцев назад

    01:58 - Isn't one of the solid motors not lit?

  • hossguitar
    hossguitar 8 месяцев назад

    Great guy, great story!

  • manofweed1
    manofweed1 8 месяцев назад

    Did driver survive ?

  • numerobis
    numerobis 8 месяцев назад

    he seems to be so happy about the event :))

  • Sprsae
    Sprsae 8 месяцев назад

    Thats why you should leave space to russians and elon musk! Not NASA

  • Rick Shaw
    Rick Shaw 8 месяцев назад

    That's a pretty cool story.
    Hard to believe the destruction on the ground...
    That's one messed up truck! You should have told them you also had your very rare Picasso painting in the trunk!

  • Karrin
    Karrin 8 месяцев назад

    This is so saf

  • Charles Lan caster
    Charles Lan caster 8 месяцев назад

    to bad it was not night then that would have been nice

  • kenpalmer1965
    kenpalmer1965 8 месяцев назад

    What a spectacular yet unfortunate explosion. When these things happen, it means millions if not billions of dollars lost as well as the time spent on the mission or project. But hopefully no one was injured or killed. I was sorry to see what happened to Brian's truck as a result of the explosion. Well, it just shows how risky space exploration or travel can be.

  • SassyHershsey SassyHershey
    SassyHershsey SassyHershey 8 месяцев назад

    Elon Musk would have fired you for your attitude towards a controlled event. Stalin would have shot you of course.

  • Patrick
    Patrick 8 месяцев назад

    haha! I just came to see the rocket blow up. Not to see some guy sucks off another dude. CLICK BAIT!...

  • dopamining
    dopamining 8 месяцев назад

    Awesome vid!

  • Mister Bacon
    Mister Bacon 8 месяцев назад

    But what happened to the payload!? It looks like the top of the rocket survived ...

  • Człowiek Kot
    Człowiek Kot 8 месяцев назад

    very expensive fireworks.

  • tm502010
    tm502010 8 месяцев назад

    Great story!

  • Saleem Javaid
    Saleem Javaid 9 месяцев назад

    Thanks NASA. That was the best post-New Year's fireworks ever!

  • Nhan Ngo
    Nhan Ngo 9 месяцев назад

    It looks like the star wars explosions with all the trailing bits of flame

  • brittan goree
    brittan goree 9 месяцев назад

    why would there be any self destruct mechanism

  • Mark Gohl
    Mark Gohl 9 месяцев назад

    Looks like he got a close up view. At least he came out of it alive :)

  • Seem to have Forgotten my name
    Seem to have Forgotten my name 9 месяцев назад


  • A Student Pilot Life
    A Student Pilot Life 9 месяцев назад

    Firework? XD

  • Trololololol
    Trololololol 10 месяцев назад

    I bet fire department guys were really happy when they heard they have to clean up after bunch of dumb fucks hahaha

    • Trololololol
      Trololololol 9 месяцев назад

      Didn't really want to express that way. It was more like what fire fighter would think. No offence intended.

    • SloppyM03
      SloppyM03 9 месяцев назад

      You're calling rocket scientists dumb?

  • Albert Lebel
    Albert Lebel 10 месяцев назад

    Sorry for all the loss. Thank you for sharing your story. It's always better to hear these things right from the front line.

  • Cody Slab
    Cody Slab 10 месяцев назад

    *imagine if his truck was hit by the debris of Satan rocket*

  • Concorde4711
    Concorde4711 10 месяцев назад

    The original comment on TV is quite funny: "Lift-Off of the delta-II" then the explosion happen "We have an abnormally".

  • Shadowkey392
    Shadowkey392 10 месяцев назад


  • Cat Man
    Cat Man 10 месяцев назад

    Expensive fireworks, I guess you couldn't wait for the Fourth of July to set them off.

  • fd11fd33fd99
    fd11fd33fd99 11 месяцев назад

    Wow 1997. Most people didn't even have internet then. I was one of the few that had it. Of course, it was dial up.

    • LordDonutz
      LordDonutz 10 месяцев назад +1

      I was using Juno and AOL free disks lol.

  • Maximum Overdrive
    Maximum Overdrive 11 месяцев назад +2

    kinda remember this launch. lotta satilite's blew up that year. this one was very spectacular. local TV ( Orlando ) played it for weeks

  • BigBrotherMateyka
    BigBrotherMateyka Год назад

    Great story.

  • BigDH28
    BigDH28 Год назад

    Thank god your ok Brian!

  • segun tunde
    segun tunde Год назад +6

    Solid fuel

  • christian robertson
    christian robertson Год назад

    you know what the problem was not enough rockets i should know i play kerbal space program

    • H8_RICE
      H8_RICE 7 месяцев назад

      you aint got enough rockets untill you get the death wobbles! and even then just add more gyros.

  • bow hunter
    bow hunter Год назад

    I wonder how many of these were putting nukes in space like the conspiracy/ truthers says happens .16 warheads in a satellite blowing up on launch. spreading the contaminants for miles .

    • Maximum Overdrive
      Maximum Overdrive 11 месяцев назад +2

      bow hunter, I know, I know... ZERO. dufus

  • Shadow X
    Shadow X Год назад

    Just like the usa economy...crash and burn

  • Rare Form
    Rare Form Год назад

    Why is there anyone there ? Shuttle and other launches theres nobody ?

    • Les Brown
      Les Brown Год назад

      No, about the same thing.

  • Emanuel Gochez
    Emanuel Gochez Год назад

    Fireworks of the Millennium.
    They forgot this explosion during the new years eve 2000.